Asbestos dangers trickle down to homeless

From WSLS Channel 10, August 1, 2007

A judge sentenced John Callahan to 21 months in prison today (Wednesday), after Callahan pleaded guilty in federal court back in February. He hired three homeless men to tear out asbestos from the state and city building in Roanoke back in February of 2005. Callahan did not have a license for asbestos work and the men did not have training or protective gear.

Similar to forced exposure to asbestos undergone by U.S. Capitol tunnel utility maintenance workers, this case demonstrates the importance of Sen. Murray’s Ban Asbestos Act, whose components include awareness and education about the dangers of asbestos.

Information about mesothelioma medical and legal options provided by the Law Office of Roger G. Worthington, P.C., www.mesothel.com.

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